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admiral john banoff in 89 after the earthquake. he was still with the navy. helped us tremendously with a aircraft carrier and the work in recovery, and in 1992 mayor jordan sought to seek his leadership and have him head up what is today our dem but at that time it was the office of emergency services so for five years i got to work with admiral bit off and lead the effort at oes but at the time that we really required some strong leadership because it was shortly after the 101 california shootings that we realized very clearly different agencies within the city had to speak more deliberately with each other, had to have systems and communications and culture built around much more collaboration, particularly with communication. well, that spawned this particular building, and its housing of not only the emergency management, but its physical location of our 911 emergency dispatch system which is right upstairs, and that was started on and under the leadership of admiral bit dlf off. it was concluded very well. he then went on to what i say was parallel to me because i thought
security fellows come. they were roughly army, navy, air force, state department. a couple weeks ago we had a meeting and the first person i called on was an army colonel. i said where were you last? he said in libya. i said did you know christopher stevens? he said everybody knew christopher stevens. he was our leader, fluent in arabic, constructive, positive, doing something, he was our leader. this spontaneous practically eruption from him. he was a foreign service officer. anybody who has served with a foreign service as i did as the secretary of state knows, what a very special group of people this is. they are very able people. dedicated. they work hard for our country. chris was extraordinary and stood out. i thought what image can i think of that might express our way of thinking about him. i thought of the great seal of our republic. i don't know how many of you have ever looked carefully at it. the center is an eagle. in one talon the eagle is holding an olive branch. the eagle is looking at the olive branch to show that the united states will always seek peace. the other talon, t
, and we may be at the mall, and see the person we have a fight with. the army and navy have their bar fights. i did not see this as being a game, or a community. supporting each other, this may have been in a negative way. i did not have a stable household. many of them do not of their fathers are, where their father is dead. in their return, the block i gave up -- this is who i looked up to. he had a notorious reputation. there was the violence and in return, we had the pros and cons for that. a lot of people would mess with me because of who my father was -- to my brother was. they became my enemies. it was not a choice. this is just how was. let's go get him. and it comes to the place, you get tired of running. i did not see this as being wrong. what people defined as a gang, that must be a gang member right there. i have tattoos on my arm and neck and hand, and none of them are getting associated. they all tell personal story in my life. somebody would say that this is a gang member. there would be the artistic side. i think that this comes to a place where there has to be a level
you reach that little book on top? yeah. and in my navy training -- when you get in an airplane you don't get in and the key in. you put this on your lap and do all the check offs. well, having been a chief executive i know their lips get tired when they read more than one page. sorry, but you know, but anyway i put this book together, and i mainly for the mayor and his primary assistants, so when bad stuff happened in the middle of the night you could pull this off of your bureau and go to the first three or four things that you have to do in order to save lives and property, and i understand this has a grandfather. okay, which is great. so thank you very, very much. it was a labor of love. i like doing things. i like doing things when people tell me i can't do them, and i like working with people who are different and boy did i ever get a load of that here, and it was wonderful, so thank you mr. mayor. you're very kind. thank you all, and i wish you well, and again go giants. [applause] >> thank you so very much admiral for your inspirational remarks. i think the happiest
of the united states navy, honor, courage and commitment. on december 9, twelve, pet -- 2012, the petty officer rescued ar kidnapped american doctor from the taliban near kabul. a veteran of the iraq war and a decorated navy seal, the petty officer died during critical injuries sustained on the successful mission to save the life of dr. joseph. a grateful nation grieves for him and his family. he strived for excellence, madam speaker. as a norwin high school student, peers described him as diligent and driven, always aware he would someday serve his country. he was a dedicated student and a wrestler. he consistently challenged himself to pursue excellence in everything he did. such dedication to one's country was also carried on by him. that is truly remarkable but it's also expected of a navy seal. among many commodations, he was awarded the bronze star, the joint service commendation medal and the marine corps commendation for service during combat. and now the purple heart. the bible reminds us that there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friend. through his incredible
is what the teachers did and the principal did. i understand navy seals are trained to act like this. i still am in awe how they act under pressure and put their welfare aside for somebody else. when you have a 27-year-old teacher who has never been shot at before you image seeing a bunch of first graders hiding in the closet. a class has been wiped out across the hall. that gunman comes into her classroom and she has her kids hiding in the closet she tells the gunman go down to the hall. where are the kids? the kids are down in the auditorium. all of a sudden six kids panic and they run out of the closet at which time according to reports she dives in front of those kids takes their bullets. the kids also lose their lives. one of those kids was buried today. where did that come from the heroism. where that comes from as a teacher is pure instinct, fearlessness. the principal there's a gunman in the hall. they don't run they run at the gunman. >> it's amazing the amount of courage. >> awe inspiring. >> also speaking of that president obama had i thought a great way to describe the scene
to play quarterback for navy, it was an opportunity he couldn't pass up. >> one, would, three. >> best opportunity i have, educationwise and serve our country and play d-1 football. after me and my parents talked it over that was the best decision. >> reporter: it mendistance between his sister, his best friend. something the two 00 grown accustomed to. before long she was on the same track. shining as a point guard on the basketball team and when it came time to pick a school, it was proximity to her brother, trey, that was the biggest recruiting tool of all. enter george washington university. >> we are very close. and just the opportunity to be at a good school and also be close to him, that was an opportunity i couldn't pass up. >> having another family member, we talk to, like i said, go visit when i have time. it means a lot. >> she stars as a point guard for the george washington women's team and trey as the quarterback at the naval academy. >> i love the strong bond. nobody can replace him. like i said, somebody i look up to. i just try to, you know, be like him. work as hard a
across a more dispersed geography. this past february the navy and marine corps conducted their first large-scale amphibious exercise in more than ten years. in march the army conducted its first exercise in its new decisive action training environment that emphasizes combined arms maneuver against a combination of irregular and near-peer conventional opponents. the second element of our defense strategy is to maintain our force projection where we need it; in the middle east and in the asia pacific region. the asia-pacific region is, obviously, an area of growing importance to our economy and our security. and the middle east, obviously, represents continuing threats to our security as well. even after the withdrawal of troops from iraq, we have maintained a substantial military presence in the middle east in order to deter aggression, respond to crisis, insure regional stability in the face of historic unrest and the continuing threats from iran. last week i visited some of our troops based in kuwait, part of a robust gulf posture that includes roughly 50,000 troops, dozens of ships
and history, you were in the navy search and rescue. you have a broad life experience. people look at this tragedy and they ask and wonder, how does something like this happen? how do you have faith? how does god figure into any of this? >> sure. you know, i mean first thing we say, of course, is that our hearts and prayers are with those who are in the midst of this tragic, tragic season. we can't begin to put all of the words necessary around this. we just simply let people know that, as the president said, you're not alone in this. we want you to know that our prayers and goodwill are flooding into you. and intangible, ways. but at same time real faith accounts for human tragedy and human loss and grief. a real god can help us in a real world. and i think that in some of the ways we've heard the conversation framed it doesn't really adequately get to that. we believe, at least in the christian tradition, that god finds us amidst brutality, violence. is that resource in the mid of that? the fact that tragedy has visited united states is not evidence of the absence of god. i think
international news at this hour, the russian defense ministry says the navy squadron has set off for the lead attorney in provision coming amid official talk about a possible evacuation of russians from syria. if russia has been the staunchest ally of the bashar assad regime. meanwhile, parliament is getting ready to adopt a measure that would ban adoption of russian children by americans. last week, president obama signed into law a bill imposing sanctions on russians who are found to be connected with human-rights abuses. and back here in the states on wall street, stock futures are edging higher on emerging signs that the white house and congress may be moving closer to a budget deal. a new proposal for president obama drops his plan to raise taxes on individuals morning -- earning more than $200,000, and families making more than $250,000. he is now offering a new threshold of $400,000. the head of the -- ahead of the opening bell, futures are up about 25 points. those are headlines on c-span radio. >> one of the things that did surprise me a little, i did conduct a nationwide survey of g
had navy s.e.a.l.s at the front door with arms drawn to stop him. that would be the only way. he came in with four weapons, shot his way into the school. not much you can do about that. it was a secure school. and that was the truth. he could have gotten into any building in the united states with that level of weapons. >> shehere is what governor ric perry said. >> in the state of texas with our concealed weapons laws. if you go through the process and dually ba l ly backgrounded trained, you should be able to carry your handgun anywhere in this state. >> why are you shaking your head, no, no, no? >> with all due respect to governor perry, he has to think beyond the small mindedness, i want to carry a gun for gun's sake. too many people have died. our children are frightened to go back to school because we have lawlessness, a feel in our country. so many people are afraid that somebody is carrying a gun. step back for a second. take a look at the rest of the country and realize that not everybody thinks carrying a gun is cool. some people are afraid of it. there are people in the cou
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